Systemic inflammation is a common side effect of the Standard American Diet, or SAD. The excess processed foods, the artificial tastes, and of course the super-sized portions, all have a huge impact on our gut health. According to Ayurveda, the health of the gut is as good as the health of the body. Nothing sustains our long-term resiliency to dis-ease like our digestive fire, or Āgni.
Inflammation starts in the gut; the discomforts you feel after eating, such as bloating, gas, or maybe even pain, all are the precursors contributing to the improper processing of your food. The root cause lies not just in WHAT you eat, but HOW, WHEN, and even the WHY you eat. In the long run, what start out as small “symptoms” actually turn into major digestive disorders like leaky gut, IBS/IBD, and Celiac disease. The greatest wisdom of Ayurveda lies in how regulating the digestion, releasing toxic waste, and focusing on the proper lifestyle can heal the gut, prevent inflammation, and mitigate the long-term effects of the SAD.
This is part 3 of a series of talks (available on FB and YouTube) offered by Ileana Gonzalez of Apurva Ayurveda and Yoga.
THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT
Thursday 9/23/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 9/30/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 10/7/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 10/14/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 10/21/2021 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$300.00 Ayurveda – Sept/Oct 5-week series
5-week series: Thursdays 6-8 pm, September 23 & 30, Oct 7, 14 & 21 ONLINE
This 10-hour course covers the core principles of Ayurveda as the sister science of Yoga. Yoga teachers will come away understanding how key Ayurvedic principles and practices, when combined with yoga and meditation, can enhance the Yoga experience and improve overall health and wellbeing. After all, Yoga and Ayurveda are both self-realization methods, and they were designed to be complementary to each other.
Ayurveda defines wellbeing as the harmony of the body, mind, and higher Self. Any yogi can benefit from a daily routine, or sadhana, ritualizing and elevating self-care as a way to practice Yoga. As teachers, we can guide our students to the appropriate practices, and customize their yoga practice for maximum results. This class is an opportunity to develop a deeper and more profound understanding of how to weave the practical wisdom of Ayurveda into any daily sadhana.
Yoga Teachers will learn about the history and principles of this timeless health science, its fundamental principles, as well as experience creative tools to enhance their yoga teaching. The class provides you with all you need to start weaving Ayurvedic wisdom into your offerings. It is an opportunity to develop a deeper and more profound understanding of how these two ancient sciences are interconnected. Explored together, Ayurveda and Yoga can offer us transformative tools that foster greater health and vitality.
Part 1 of the training is theory-based, and outlines the important principles of this ancient approach, introducing Ayurveda’s unique system of describing and classifying the various divisions of the body’s innate intelligence, called the 3 Doshas–Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Participants will have a basic understanding of when it is appropriate to administer specific panchakarma techniques; as well learn the traditional method of performing the ancient therapies of Panchakarma.
After completing Part 1, the participant will have an opportunity to participate in a fully hands-on experience of learning as we explore how to perform the following traditional therapies in a spa setting:
1. Abhyanga –full body oil massage
2. Shirodhara – oil therapy for the scalp and head
3. Marma therapy – activation of key energetic points on the body
4. Nasya and Netra basti – cleansing therapies for nose and eyes
Who this training is for
The training is open to anyone who wants to incorporate and promote wellness concepts and practices into their personal health care; the goal is to empower the participant with Ayurvedic approaches to prevention and wellness.
The therapies are ideal for anyone working in a Spa setting such as LMTs, estheticians, Energy workers, body workers, and even yoga teachers.
Fall Training dates
Theory – Sept 11
Shirodhara – Sept 12
Marma – Sept 18
Abhyanga – Sept 19
Nasya and Netra basti – Sept 24